© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers walk past the John Lewis department store on Oxford Street in London, Britain December 17, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
(Reuters) – British retailer John Lewis, which has been 100% owned by its staff, is considering diluting its partnership structure, The Times reported on Saturday.
The chairperson, Dame Sharon White, is in early stages of exploring a plan to change the retailer’s mutual structure so it can try to raise between 1 billion and 2 billion pounds ($1.22 billion-$2.44 billion) of new investment, the report added.
John Lewis did not reply to a request from Reuters for comment.
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